Montag, 31. Mai 2010
Caffè Lena (2003)
Talking History website:
Peter Bae put together this documentary about a famous coffee house and nationally recognized music venue in Saratoga Springs, New York, where many now famous folk singers performed long before they achieved fame. It's a historical tale and tribute to an important institution in the early history of the folk music revival of the 1960s, and its proprietor--and now deceased founder--Lena Spencer.
Caffè Lena was one of earliest venues to provide a stage for Bob Dylan on his initial tour; it was where Arlo Guthrie, Nancy Griffith, Dave Van Ronk, and many others found a home in the early years of their careers, and where Don McLean first played American Pie.
This piece was originally produced as a final project for
History 530R, Producing Historical Documentaries for Broadcast and Internet Radio.
mp3 (96 kbps, 18 MB)